Shock defeat for Hall, but Priors still a point back

DRAW SPECIALISTS: Jetts B, who drew their second match of the season in the West Suffolk League, more than any other team
DRAW SPECIALISTS: Jetts B, who drew their second match of the season in the West Suffolk League, more than any other team
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Moreton Hall A suffered just their second defeat in almost three years, but remained top of Division One of the West Suffolk Netball League.

Title rivals Priors A moved to within a point of Hall thanks to their 34-29 success over the leaders on the resumption of the league, following their break for half-term.

Third-placed Haverhill A remain well adrift, despite Claire Corps and Daisy Hopkins starring in their 50-23 victory over Thetford A.

In the Moreton Hall derby, the club’s C team defeated the B team 34-27, with Sally Harris and Sarah Hedges both on form.

Division Two pacesetters Jetts A beat Breckland A and are eight points clear of second-placed Priors B, having played a game more.

Jordan Gross and Georgia Cooke were named players of the match, while RMG won 52-22 at bottom club Cockfield B in the other Division Two clash.

Seven points separate the top seven teams in Division Three, with Pink Ladies and Thetford B leading the way with 30 points.

Pink Ladies were reeled back in by a 36-35 loss to sixth-placed Haverhill B, meaning Thetford B’s 45-40 triumph at seventh-placed Stowmarket — thanks to Holly Vowles and Brooke Nembhard leading the way — put them level at the summit.

Third-placed Breckland B drew 28-28 at fifth-placed Jetts B, while fourth-placed Panthers beat Phoenix, who are adrift of the seven clubs at the bottom.

Jubilee B lead the way in Division Four with six wins from six matches after Jordan Ward and Becca Elsden helped them to a 38-37 success over Havebury, in a match where the two sides were never separated by more than three goals.

Second-placed Walsham defeated Haverhill C 32-12 with starring roles from Vanessa Veirass and Kim Hollingsworth, while Jetts C beat Cockfield C 36-9 and Rougham saw off Moreton Hall D 52-31.

Priors C beat Wattisham Blades 39-22 in Division Five, steadily pulling away throughout the course of the match.

There were Division Six successes for Jubilee Jays, Jetts D and Jetts E, with Katie Hale, Kayleigh Elmer, Connie Gibbs, Olivia Chadwick, Hannah Chadwick and Martina Wiecha earning player-of-the-match honours for the victorious sides.

In Zena’s Division, the league’s junior competition, Jubilee Juniors showcased their power to overcome Thetford II 29-11 with Esther Little and Skye Dawes named the players of the match.

Jetts I put 62 goals past Cockfield with Beth Keswick and Phoebe Parker on form and Jetts’ second team were not far behind, with Ruby Doherty and Chloe Turvey helping them to a 60-7 triumph over Cockfield III.

Jetts III had a more modest victory, seeing off Cockfield II 24-17 thanks to Martha Howe and Katie Shea, while Emelia Finbow and Martha Dunlop led Moreton Juniors to a 39-29 success against Thetford I.